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Introduction

The latest in stalker letters is here, and it comes attached with another NVIDIA graphics card like our last. If you recall last time this happened, we received the 8800GTS G92 based card anonymously with a letter attached to it. This time we’ve got another new card and accompanying letter.

Again, it’s an NVIDIA offering, but the message was a little different this time, a little scarier. Someone wants us to have the new NVIDIA cards, but at the same time that person or company doesn’t want us to know who they are!




Really, we’re not complaining and as long as nothing like a horse’s head shows up in my bed then I’m not too concerned.

We’ve all heard about the GX2, so there isn’t much to say here; there’s no package so we’ll get stuck straight into the card and talk about its specifications before we get into the benchmarking.
http://www.tweaktown.com/articles/13...ion/index.html

The only thing that baffles me is why they took temp readings w/o the shrouds on the card?
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The geforce 9800gx2 is gonna be a flop trust me,i´m sorry to say it but it´s what i feel i´m not gonna pay 600 dollars for a crap like that the radeon HD3870x2 is showing to be a better card and it was released sooner and it´s obviously much cheaper.
I´m just gonna wait for a 9900 xxx card or for an Ati HD4000 series i´m not changing my old GTS for crap cards like these and when i say crap,i mean cards witch don´t offer anything new and are overpriced for what they are that´s what i mean.
 
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All this has confirmed is that drivers need work as usual. Plus it's going to cost me more money than i initially thought......the reason: I need to get a bigger PSU.
 
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Nvidia is getting ahead of themselves. They are desperate to counter the HD3870X2; they are willing to release the card with what seems to be unpolished drivers. Don't know why, since their current flagship, while beaten on average, holds it's own rather nicely. It's like they need to prove that whatever ATI does they can do better.
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Nvidia is getting to ahead of themselves. They are desperate to counter the HD3870X2; they are willing to release the card with what seems to be unpolished drivers. Don't know why, since their current flagship, while beaten on average, holds it's own rather nicely. It's like they need to prove that whatever ATI does they can do better.
Because Nvidia is not used to loose they always have to be on the top of video cards,if they don´t have the actual best card card of the market they work the 24 hrs per day just to get a a new card that beats the competence.

Now that AMD took control of ati and it´s doing a great job they have a much stronger competence and they feel that they have to eliminate it as soon as possible.And just because of that they are willing to release a card like this,is not a characteristic of nvidia but they will do it this time and i think is gonna be a fail.
 
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Because Nvidia is not used to loose they always have to be on the top of video cards,if they don´t have the actual best card card of the market they work the 24 hrs per day just to get a a new card that beats the competence.
Eh? Did you not pay any attention to the graphics market before the 8800 series were released? Nvidia definitely lost the graphics generation with their FX series, and the X1k series performed better at the upper-end than their 7-series.
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here's a Decent IDEA NVIDIA, lower 8800ULTRA prices, dont you think it's about time?
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x2 > GX2
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Let's hope it's the drivers......because the 3870 X2 beats it on average for much less $$$.
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my friend said that the card was only going to be $400USD :/
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